March 12, 2009 04:45:34 GMT
Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams and Jude Law sit down with Entertainment Tonight and spill the bean on their upcoming action thriller directed by Guy Ritchie, 'Sherlock Holmes'.
Entertainment Tonight has got the chance to visit "Sherlock Holmes" set and sit down with its A-list cast ensemble, Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams and Jude Law to discuss on the re-imagining of the famed detective. In the nearly four minutes video which also includes on-set footage, each of the three actors takes turn in revealing what the movie is all about.
The interview starts with a question whether Downey Jr., McAdams and Law are a fan of the character before going on to do this movie. While Downey Jr. told ET's Thea Andrews he believes everyone will be Sherlock Holmes fans if they have read the books, Law revealed that he hasn't got the chance to read the book until he was about 17 years old, and McAdams confessed that she has just come to know Holmes from the movie's script.
When talking about the "re-invention" the movie has been dubbed, Downey Jr. commented, "I think as much as anything, the reinvention is actually a return to the idiosyncrasies that [Arthur] Conan Doyle had in his books that people hadn't really paid much attention to." He then went to talk about whether director Guy Ritchie will bring his unique visceral style to the film, saying "The action in the film is visceral, but not so visceral that we can't have the rating we want."
"This is a film that is actually really accessible to a hugely wide audience, whereas [Guy's] films, famous and influential as they were, were a little more adult," he added explaining on the differences of this film and Ritchie's other films. "This is a very family friendly version of Sherlock Holmes." More on the on-set interview can be seen on the video.
Based on Lionel Wigram's upcoming comic book, "Sherlock Holmes" is to center on the adventures of the famed 19th Century detective. This action thriller film will see Robert Downey Jr. as the titular character, Jude Law as Dr. John Watson, and Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler, Holmes' love interest, in addition to Mark Strong who is set to play Lord Blackwood. Originally expected to make its debut in U.S. theaters on November 20, it is now due for December 25 release.